When I asked Juha Ruokangas to build me a vintage-style S-recipe guitar, my wife and I spent several evenings poring over guitar books to find just the right shade of pale blue. I was looking for what I call "Volante Blue" which is the color my dad painted his International 210 sailboat (named "Volante") that he raced when I was young. It's somewhere between Sonic Blue and Daphne Blue. We found exactly the color we wanted in a photo in Tom Wheeler's big Stratocaster book. Happily, Juha also owned a copy of that book so we didn't have to deal with the variable of computer monitors. (that's a huge one!) Here's the resulting guitar. With the nitrocellulose finish the color has deepened and ambered a just bit since this photo was taken.